Ranch Dressing or is it Ranch Dipping Sauce?

My youngest believes there is a difference between ranch dressing and the ranch dipping sauce they give you in a little cup when you go out to eat. I tell him that the difference is that one is either watered down or made from a packet while the other comes straight out of a pump bottle in the back.

He’s sticking to his guns. Maybe we can give these recipes a try and see if there really is a difference. i also like these recipes because I can pronounce all of the ingredients. No additives or weird stuff.

Give the Chef in Training blog a read as well. Some great recipes and many great how-to photos to make it easier to figure out how to put it all together. Link at the bottom.

Grandma’s Seasonings Ranch Dressing Mix
6 teaspoons dried minced onion
1½ teaspoons salt
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
3 Tablespoons dried parsley
Buttermilk Powder Ranch Dressing Mix
½ cup dried Buttermilk Powder
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dill weed
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground pepper

Grandma’s Seasonings Ranch Dressing Mix
In a small mixing bowl, mix dry minced onion, salt, garlic powder and parsley together.
Directions for Ranch Dressing: Mix ⅛ cup of mix with 1 cup mayonnaise, and 1 cup buttermilk. Mix well and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Makes three dressing mixes.
Buttermilk Powder Ranch Dressing Mix
Combine all Buttermilk Powder Ranch Dressing Mix ingredients into food processor or blender. Pulse and blend until powder and fine.
For salad dressing, combine 1 Tablespoon mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup milk.
For any recipe calling for an envelope of ranch dressing mix, use 1 Tablespoon of mix.

Chef in Training Blog 


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